A MAN was killed when a speeding 10-wheeler truck carrying tons of yellow corn rammed into a motorcycle on a Marcos Bridge in Cagayan de Oro Saturday.
Wilson R. Jo, 16, the motorcycle driver, died on the spot when the sacks of corn on the 10-wheeler truck fell on him and crushed him to death, said Senior Police Officer 3 Edgardo V. Bayron of the Road Traffic Administration (RTA).
Because there was no indication that the victim had been run over, it was likely that Jo's instant death resulted from the impact of the 10-wheeler's cargo, Barton said.
The 10-wheeler Hyundai truck bearing license plate GFX 768 was en route to Iligan City from Butuan when its brake malfunctioned at the bridge at around 11:30 a.m., police said.
The out-of-control truck also hit another car, a Toyota Hilux, bearing license plate YGV-820 but no one was injured.
Police said Jo was not wearing any protection gear, and his motorcycle had no license plate. A subsequent check, however, said that the teenager had a student license.
Jo's body was immediately brought to Bollozos funeral parlor.
Manuel B. Namoc, the truck driver, a native of Maranding, Lanao del Norte, told police that he was navigating the Marcos Bridged when his brake suddenly malfunctioned. He said he tried to steer clear from the motorists and blew his horn.
The next thing he new, said Namoc, his load was all over the place. Namoc is detained at the Maharlika Detention Center.
The truck owner, Daris U. Ba-an, is expected to arrive from Butuan on Sunday to negotiate with the victims family. (Nicole J. Managbanag)